Email being marked as read on gmail and outlook when read on phone

When I read an email on my samsung smart phone, it marks it as read in Gmail.  We are using Google app sync for Outlook - so as soon as the email is read on the phone, it marks it as read in Gmail, which in turn marks it as read in Outlook.

I do not want Gmail to mark the messages as read when I read it on my phone.

Any ideas?
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RayData AnalystCommented:
Gmail, by default, uses imap for it's email protocol which is a bidirectional protocol, so this is expected behavior (and desired by many).  To stop this behavior, you'd need to switch to POP protocol on your phone's gmail account (ensure you leave messages on the server when downloading to your phone).

For more, directly from google, see here
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
Use a POP account in the phone.  The messages are treated independently from the Gmail accounts.
The purpose of the App sync is to mark as read the messages as you read them.
What app do you use on the mobile to read the mails?
On Outlook mobile i could not find the option to set the 'mark as read' -functionality.
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mjburgardAuthor Commented:
I believe the person is using the native android email app - (Gmail I think)
Dave MardenDirector of ITCommented:
Another option would be to setup a second account and have the original forward a copy there.  You could even give that second account access to reply as the first account.
RayData AnalystCommented:
To add to my earlier post and answer one of the questions.  See the image I uploaded with this comment.  It is a screen capture of information from the link I posted earlier.
Richard DanekeTrainerCommented:
The native Android apps and Google are the same company.  The options do not permit a POP account access to a gmail account.  You can use another email app in the Android phone - like Outlook - (which is free). MailDroid, K-9 Mail, CloudMagic, and Mailbox are other free programs that can handle the POP type accounts.

If you do use a new Android app, follow Ray's recommendations in GMail before setting up the POP account in the phone.

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mjburgardAuthor Commented:
I moved him to another app and setup POP  on his phone which solved the issue.
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